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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Quantity Surveying

A fast-track course allowing graduates from a non-construction related degree or existing quantity surveyors to become chartered surveyors.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,800 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to measure, cost, plan, procure, develop and manage construction projects.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of theory, contracts and practice through study of case studies and simulations.

Develop the skills required to be a quantity surveyor for private or public clients or construction organisations. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB and we aim to produce graduates who meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by the professional bodies.


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Edwin Chomer MSc Quantity Surveying Graduate

'The teaching is fantastic, and the lecturers go the extra mile to make sure you're supported in your development. I'm still in touch with some of my lecturers, who continue to offer me guidance.'

Edwin Chomer, MSc Quantity Surveying, 2018 graduate


How you learn

Watch lecturer Tony Cheetham talk about Construction, Real Estate and Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University.

Areas studied on the course include economics in relation to the construction industry, construction law and dispute resolution methods, measurement of construction works, and building technology and sustainability. You study and appraise the financial management and cost planning of projects, the procurement methods used in the industry and gain knowledge to be able to advise and evaluate on the contract administration requirements and choices for a wide range of different projects.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • dissertation
  • site visits
  • client-focused activities

Course leaders and tutors

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Catherine Kirkham
Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Catherine has worked at Sheffield Hallam since 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying.

Applied learning

Field trips

The course includes an international field trip, placing you in a challenging and unfamiliar environment where you complete a development project. On this task, you work with students from across related subjects to increase understanding of the other roles in the profession that interact on a day-to-day basis and how the role of a quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner. These have previously taken place in Shanghai and Toronto, with assistance from international surveying firms.


Future careers

Practical quantity surveying knowledge and skills improve your career prospects in the UK and global public and commercial sectors. Opportunities range from fund manager to specialist subcontractor. Our graduates have an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have joining leading firms such as Rider Levett Bucknall, Gleeds, Sheffield City Council and many more

Employability is embedded throughout the course, and modules have been designed to reflect the demands of both the professional body and relevant industry employers. This is supported by the University Employment and Careers Service, departmental employment advisors and departmental initiatives, such as the department careers day.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • virtual learning environment including Blackboard
  • software packages such as Excel
  • industry databases including BCIS
  • specialist software

Entry requirements

All students

Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in a recognised professional qualification at corporate membership level. We also consider applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and relevant work experience. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied International Project Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Research Methods And Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Construction Law & Professional Context Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics And The Built Environment Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Financial Management And Cost Planning Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Measurement Of Construction Works Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Procurement And Contract Administration Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable Building Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,800 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Construction, real estate and surveying courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2019

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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